The Day: Long Island College Hospital Mediator, Classical Indian Dance and Free Craft Workshops

The sun might be breaking through this morning, but keep those umbrellas close, locals. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
The sun might be breaking through this morning, but keep those umbrellas close, locals. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for New York City that’s in effect until 9 p.m. tonight. Its forecast says that thunderstorms are likely to occur this afternoon and evening, with showers and more thunderstorms also probable throughout the weekend. The good news? There’s only a 30 percent chance of rain on Thursday, July 4. What are your plans for the holiday, locals?

  • State Supreme Court Judge Johnny Lee Baynes has asked William Thompson, Sr., the father of New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to mediate between the administration and medical staff at Long Island College Hospital, the New York Daily News reports. The two sides differ over whether to keep the hospital open; last week, the facility stopped accepting patients via ambulance, the Daily News also reported. Thompson, Sr. has served as a state Supreme Court judge, as well as a state senator and New York City council member.
  • DanceFest INDIA!, a series of classes and events celebrating classical Indian dance, will stage a concert at the Kumble Theater at Long Island University Brooklyn on Saturday night at 7:30. The program includes three solo dances and a duet in the Odissi, Bharata Natyam and Kathak traditions. If you’re new to Indian dance, you can watch a preview of DanceFest INDIA! here. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students and seniors with ID Visit the Kumble Theater online or call the box office at (718) 488-1624.
  • On Sunday, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership hosts Make It on Myrtle, a cluster of free craft workshops for kids and adults. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., artist Carl Schutt will teach children ages 7 to 10 how to make vivid pictures by cutting paper. Valeen Bhat will also be on hand to introduce kids 5 and older to the art of bookmaking. The afternoon includes a throwback: From 2 to 4 p.m., adults can learn how to mix and scratch vinyl records, and children ages 4 to 7 can create prints with fruit- and vegetable-based paints. It all goes down in the CitiBank parking lot at the corner of Myrtle and Clinton Avenues. Look for another suite of classes next Sunday, July 7.


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